Home Minister approves raising of eight IR Battalions in AP and Telangana
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has approved the raising of 8 India Reserve (IR) Battalions in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, in a phased manner.
Under the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Act,2014, the Central Govt. shall assist the successor States of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to raise additional police force. Accordingly, the Union Home Minister approved 2 Battalions in this financial year and one Battalion each in the next two financial years in both the States.
As per the approved scheme, Government of India will reimburse a maximum amount of Rs. 51.19 crores per IR Battalion which includes Rs. 26.19 crores as 75% of the standard of raising i.e. Rs. 34.92 crores and 50% of the infrastructure cost (excluding cost of land) up to a maximum of Rs. 25.00 crore.